octavo, 192pp. As one of the most successful German fighter pilots of World War I Hauptmann Rudolf Berthold was victorious in forty-four aerial combats. He was also shot down or forced to land after six fights and survived crash landings in every case. Early in World War I, when only fighter pilots were awarded the Kingdom of Prussia’s (and de facto, Imperial Germany’s ) highest bravery decoration, the Pour le Mérite, Rudolf Berthold became the tenth recipient of the honor. Of that early cohort of air heroes, only Berthold and one other pilot survived the war. This book tells his remarkable story. Six weeks into the war, Berthold became the first airman in the 2nd Army area to be awarded an Iron Cross in recognition of his bravery and tenacity in combat. The symbolism of the award was appropriate. Described by one of his pilot protégés as, ‘an Iron Man – with an absolutely unbendable iron will’, he was a dedicated patriot. And, after he became a fighter pilot, he demonstrated a fierce fighting spirit in many encounters with British and French adversaries. All of his aerial combats with other Pour le Mérite flyers are detailed in this book. Indeed, Berthold was so relentless in his approach to aerial combat, when badly wounded, on at least six occasions, he cut short his convalescent leave to return to flying with his comrades. This included a hit to his right arm, which shattered the bone, rendering it useless – undaunted Berthold taught himself to fly using his left. Peter Kilduff has produced a landmark volume based on extensive research into Rudolf Berthold’s life and military career to form the most complete account yet about Germany’s sixth highest scoring fighter ace of WWI. Illustrated with over eighty photographs and other artworks, many of which have never been published before, Iron Man tells the tale of this ruthless, fearless and, above all, very patriotic fighter whose perseverance and bravery made him one of the most famous airmen of World War I. As new. black boards in pictorial dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Iron Man. Rudolf Berthold: Germany's ...
Éditeur : (2012) Grub Street,
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Description du livre Grub Street Publishing, 2012. N° de réf. du libraire K-454-375
Description du livre Grub Street Publishing. Hardcover. État : New. 1908117370. N° de réf. du libraire Z1908117370ZN
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Description du livre Grub Street, 2012. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire GH9781908117373
Description du livre Grub Street Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1908117370
Description du livre Grub Street, London, 2012. Hard Cover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. Some bumps to upper corners & cover edges, else a very tight unread FINE copy in a slightly edge-rubbed FINE dust wrapper. One of the most successful German fighter pilots of World War I, Hauptmann Berthold was victorious in 44 aerial combats. Profusely illustrated with photos plus combat details of his victories as well as those of JG2 units. N° de réf. du libraire 008430
Description du livre Published by Grub Street Publishing, 4 Rainham Close, London First Edition . 2012., 2012. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covered boards, silver title and author lettering to the spine, maps to the end papers. 8vo. 10'' x 7''. Contains 192 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781908117373 FIRST WORLD WAR. N° de réf. du libraire 86883
Description du livre Grub Street the Basement, 2012. Hardcover. État : Brand New. 224 pages. 9.88x6.89x0.83 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire __1908117370
Description du livre Grub Street 1st printing, London, 2012. 192 p., photos, appendices, notes, biblio, index, map on endpapers, large 8vo VG/VG dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 59886
Description du livre Grub Street Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. 6.7 x 0.9 x 9.7 inches. New. Pristine, unmarked. Profusely illustrated, photographs, color aircraft profiles back jacket. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. N° de réf. du libraire 016134